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The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maryland and Environs (FCAME) is the regional chapter of a national non-profit consumer education and advocacy organization, the Funeral Consumers Alliance.

Funeral Information Source

Information about funerals and cremation for family members as well as downloadable materials for clergy and social workers serving hospices, hospitals, retirement homes and other communities.

Mortuary Price Guide

Results of 2010 price survey of the local funeral industry.

News and Consumer Alerts

Read about the latest developments.

Fall 2013 Plain Talk - the FCAME Newsletter. It includes articles on how to shop for cemetery monuments and markers, how to select a funeral home, and new voting rules the FCAME Board is proposing for consideration by FCAME members

Spring 2013 Plain Talk - the FCAME Newsletter. It includes articles on funeral and cemetery-related legislation considered by the Maryland General Assembly, troubling facts revealed during testimony, Maryland's Family Security Trust Fund, and consumer loss of prepaid funeral expenses.

Watch a video discussing death care options, "Consumer Compass #15", which was produced for Montgomery County's Office of Consumer Protection by the county's cable TV channel.

Maryland Consumers Guide to Cemeteries, Funeral Homes and Monument Dealers

Information to help with the purchases of burial goods and services made from a cemetery, funeral home or monument dealer


Did you know?

  • The cost of funerals, cremation and burials varies widely — with some funeral homes charging as much as eight times more than others for virtually the same services.
  • Neither embalming nor a fancy casket is required for cremation or burial.
  • Although planning for after-death care is strongly recommended, prepaying for a funeral may not be a good idea.

You’re Invited ...

to become a member of FCAME if you reside in the areas which we serve - Maryland, DC or Delaware. Please click here.


FCAME is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Donations are tax deductible.

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